Good Shepherd Montessori School

Upper Elementary Community

The River Birch Room

Eileen Mariani, Guide

Master of Science in Education, Indiana University South Bend
Indiana Teaching Certification in Secondary Sciences, Indiana University South Bend
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Illinois, Champaign
Science Teacher (Grades 7-12) and Planetarium Director (K-12), Triton School Corporation, Bourbon
After-care supervisor and summer program assistant, The Montessori Center, South Bend
AMS Elementary II (9-12) credential, COMET, Columbus, OH
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2006

Matt Kelly, Assistant



On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2016



 The Cedar Room

Don Elliott, Guide

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
Transition to Teaching Licensure, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Certification, Bashor Children’s Home, Goshen, IN
Fourth grade teacher, Kennedy Primary Academy, South Bend, IN
Seventh grade math teacher, Notre Dame Educational Talent Search Summer Program, Notre Dame, IN
K-8 substitute teacher, Harrison Primary Center, South Bend, IN, and Penn Harris Madison School Corporation, Mishawaka, IN
Fourth-fifth grade student teacher, Prairie Vista Elementary, Granger, IN
Upper elementary assistant teacher, The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes, Mishawaka, IN
Adjunct, Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI, and Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend, IN
Director of Children’s Ministry, Grace United Methodist Church, South Bend, IN
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2012


Amy Nelson, Assistant

Bachelor of Arts in English, Valparaiso University
Junior High Teaching Assistant, The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes
Program Assistant for Joint Services for Special Education, School City of Mishawaka
Title I Instructional Assistant, South Bend Community School Corporation
Montessori Philosophy Course, IUSB/Montessori Teacher Academy
On staff at Good Shepherd Montessori School since 2005